Having strong interview skills is important for a social worker. When in an interview if a few words or non-verbal communication comes across as offensive it can affect the practitioner and client relationship. This is why it is a vital part of the social workers skills to have good interviewing skills. This essay will identify Jenny’s interview. It will include ten communication and interviewing skills used in the interview, what Jenny did well, what she did not do well as well as how my knowledge of self will affect the interview.
A social work interview should consist primarily of open-ended questions as it encourages clients to elaborate on their responses. Social workers should also establish they understand the client 's replies by asking follow-up questions to acknowledge the client 's comments and encourage them to continue (Williams, n.d.). Upon reflecting on the interview process, I felt that I failed to achieve this. Because I realised that some parts of my interview lack the depth that I was hoping to achieve. I think that the main reason would be that I was impatient as my concern was to finish the interview
Communication in a crisis is vital. It is often the first aspect of teamwork to go because many team members have different ways of dealing with a crisis. It is important to slow down for a moment and communicate what you are doing so there aren’t any errors. Simply stating what you are doing allows the other teammates to plan for their next steps. Organization is also hard to keep when things change unexpectedly.
Tasks:2 Make a critical reflection on any two areas of knowledge (knowledge base) in International social work practice. Social workers are often very concerned even when faced with situations that require effective decision-making. To achieve this, more information and knowledge must be obtained so that the quality of decisions taken is the most effective in the best interests of its clients.
I loved this program, because it allowed me to get out there in my community and help give people with mental and/ or physical disabilities, live out there dream. From being a unified partner with their bowling team, to being a unified runner on their Track and field team, to just giving my time as a volunteer helping with the events logistics, it is one program, I am glad i'm affiliated
After this assignment I have learned that Department of Social Services provides a lot of different services to those in need. Just from hearing and reading stories those who work in the field of Social Services aren’t always given a good rep, especially those who work in Child Protective Services. From doing this interview I was pleasantly surprised as to how much work Social Workers do to provide children with a safe and stable environment. There is a lot that goes into what they do every day. I have always known I want to work with children.
This was a very interesting program that included programs to benefit children who don’t know how to cook, or don’t know how to grow their own food. There were also programs in place that helped inmates develop skills for when they are released. The inmates were taught basic life skills, financial literacy, personal finance skills, taught how to balance a checkbook, and taught where to look/go for resources within the community upon release. These are programs that relate to social and economic justice. The programs are in place for the community to use freely.